October 2011

aah ko chaahiye ik 'umr asar hone tak

aah ko chaahiye ik 'umr asar hone tak
kaun jeeta hai teree zulf ke sar hone tak ?

daam har mauj meiN hai halqa-e-sad_kaam-e-nahaNg
dekhaiN kya guzre hai qatre pe guhar hone tak

aashiqee sabr talab aur tamanna betaab
dil ka kya rang karooN KHoon-e-jigar hone tak ?

partav-e-khur se hai shabnam ko fana'a ki taaleem
maiN bhee hooN ik inaayat ki nazar hone tak

yak_nazar besh naheeN fursat-e-hastee GHaafil
garmi-e-bazm hai ik raqs-e-sharar hone tak

baazeechaa-e-atfaal hai duniya mere aage

baazeechaa-e-atfaal hai duniya mere aage
hota hai shab-o-roz tamaasha mere aage

ik khel hai auraNg-e-sulemaaN mere nazdeek
ik baat hai 'eijaz-e-maseeha mere aage

juz naam naheeN soorat-e-aalam mujhe manzoor
juz waham naheeN hastee-e-ashiya mere aage

hota hai nihaaN gard meiN sehara mere hote
ghisata hai jabeeN KHaak pe dariya mere aage

mat pooch ke kya haal hai mera tere peeche ?
too dekh ke kya rang tera mere aage

sach kahte ho, KHudbeen-o-KHud_aaraa na kyoN hooN ?
baiTha hai but-e-aainaa_seemaa mere aage

dil-e-naadaaN tujhe huaa kya hai

dil-e-naadaaN tujhe huaa kya hai ?
aaKHir is dard kee dawa kya hai

ham haiN mushtaaq aur woh bezaar
ya ilaahee ! yeh maajra kya hai ?

maiN bhee muNh meiN zabaan rakhta hooN
kaash ! poocho ki "muddaa kya hai" ?

jab ki tujh bin naheeN koee maujood
fir ye hangaama, 'ei KHuda ! kya hai

ye paree chehara log kaise haiN ?
GHamza-o-ishwa-o-'adaa kya hai ?

shikan-e-zulf-e-ambaree kyoN hai ?
nigah-e-chashm-e-soorma sa kya hai ?

sabza-o-gul kahaaN se aaye haiN ?
abr kya cheez hai, hawa kya hai ?

har ek baat pe kehte ho tum ke 'too kya hai'

har ek baat pe kehte ho tum ke 'too kya hai' ?
tumheeN kaho ke yeh andaaz-e-guftgoo kya hai ?

na shole meiN yeh karishma na barq meiN yeh ada
koee batao ki woh shoKH-e-tund_KHoo kya hai ?

yeh rashk hai ki wo hota hai ham_suKHan tumse
wagarna KHauf-e-bad_aamozi-e-adoo kya hai ?

chipak raha hai badan par lahoo se pairaahan
hamaaree jeb ko ab haajat-e-rafoo kya hai ?

jalaa hai jicm jahaaN dil bhee jal gaya hoga
kuredate ho jo ab raakh, justjoo kya hai ?

hazaaroN KHwahishaiN aisi ke har KHwahish pe dam nikle

hazaaroN KHwahishaiN 'eisee ke har KHwahish pe dam nikle
bohot nikle mere armaaN lekin fir bhee kam nikle

Dare kyooN mera qaatil kya rahega uskee gardan par
wo KHooN, jo chashm-e-tar se 'umr bhar yooN dam_ba_dam nikle

nikalna KHuld se aadam ka sunte aayaiN haiN lekin
bohot be_aabru hokar tere kooche se ham nikle

bharam khul jaaye zaalim tere qaamat ki daraazee ka
agar is turra-e-pur_pech-o-KHam ka pech-o-KHam nikle

magar likhwaaye koee usko KHat, to hamse likhawaaye
huee subah aur ghar se kaan par rakhkar qalam nikle

ho chukeeN 'GHalib' balaayeN sab tamaam ek marg-e-naagahaanee aur hai

koee din gar zindagaanee aur hai
apne jee meiN hamne THaanee aur hai

aatish-e-dozaKH meiN ye garmee kahaaN
soz-e-GHam haay nihaanee aur hai

baarha dekhee haiN unkee ranjishaiN
par kuchch ab ke sar_giraanee aur hai

deke KHat muNh dekhta hai naamabar
kuchch to paiGHaam-e-zabaanee aur hai

qaata-e-'amaar hai aksar nujoom
woh balaa-e-aasmaanee aur hai

ho chukeeN 'GHalib' balaayeN sab tamaam
ek marg-e-naagahaanee aur hai

Jawaab e Shikwa

Dil se jo baat nikalti hai, asar rakhti hai,
Par nahin, taaqat-e-parwaaz magsr rakhti hai.

Qudsi-ul-asal hai, rif-atpe nazar rakhti hai,
Khaak se uthti hai, gardoon pe guzar rakhti hai.

Ishq tha fitna gar-o-sarkash-o-chalaak mira,
Aasman cheer gaya nala-e-bebaak mira.

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Pir-e-gardoon ne kaha sun ke, kahin hai koi!
Bole sayyaare, sar-e-arsh-e-barin hai koi!

Chaand kahta tha, nahin, ahl-e-zamin hai koi!
Kahkashaan kahti thi, poshida yahin hai koi!

kamaal-e-zabt ko Khud bhi to aazamauNgi

kamaal-e-zabt ko Khud bhii to aazamaa_uuNgii
main apane haath se us kii dulhan sajaa_uuNgii

supurd kar ke use chaaNdanii ke haathon
main apane ghar ke aNdheron ko lauT aa_uuNgii

badan ke karb ko vo bhii samajh na paayegaa
main dil men rouuNgii aaNkhon men muskuraa_uuNgii

vo kyaa gayaa ke rafaaqat ke saare lutf gaye
main kis se ruuTh sakuuNgii kise manaa_uuNgii

vo ik rishtaa-e-benaam bhii nahiin lekin
main ab bhii us ke ishaaron pe sar jhukaa_uuNgii

kuchh is adaa se aaj vo pahaluu-nashii.n rahe

kuchh is adaa se aaj vo pahaluu-nashii.n rahe
jab tak hamaare paas rahe ham nahii.n rahe

iimaan-e-kufr aur na duniyaaa va dii.n rahe
ai ishq shaadabaash ki tanahaa hamii.n rahe

yaa rab kisii ke raaz-e-mohabbat kii Khair ho
dast-e-junuu.N rahe na rahe aastii.n rahe

jaa aur ko_ii zabt kii duniyaa talaash kar
ai ishq ham to ab tere qaabil nahii.n rahe

mujh ko nahii.n qubuul do aalam kii vus'ate.n
qismat me.n kuu-e-yaar kii do Gaz zamii.n rahe

kuchh to havaa bhi sard thi kuchh thaa teraa Khayaal bhi

kuchh to havaa bhi sard thi kuchh thaa teraa Khayaal bhi
dil ko Khushi ke saath saath hotaa rahaa malaal bhi

baat vo aadhi raat ki raat vo poore chaaNd ki
chaaNd bhi ain chet kaa us pe teraa jamaal bhi

sab se nazar bachaa ke vo mujh ko aise dekhate
ek dafaa to ruk gai gardish-e-maah-o-saal bhi

dil to chamak sakegaa kyaa phir bhi taraash ke dekh lo
shishaagaraan-e-shahar ke haath kaa ye kamaal bhi

us ko na paa sake the jab dil kaa ajiib haal thaa
ab jo palaT ke dekhiye baat thi kuchh muhaal bhi

kuu-ba-ku phail gai baat shanasaai ki

kuu-ba-kuu phail gai baat shanaasaai ki
us ne Khushbuu ki tarah meri paziraai ki

kaise kah duuN ki mujhe chhoD diyaa hai us ne
baat to sach hai magar baat hai rusvaai ki

vo kahin bhi gayaa lauTaa to mere paas aayaa
bas yahi baat hai achchhi mere harajaai ki

teraa pahalu tere dil ki tarah aabaad rahe
tujh pe guzare na qayaamat shab-e-tanhaai ki

us ne jalati hui peshaani pe jo haath rakhaa
ruuh tak aa gai taasir masihaai ki

Perveen Shakir

rukane kaa samay guzar gayaa hai

rukane kaa samay guzar gayaa hai
jaanaa teraa ab Thahar gayaa hai

ruKhsat kii ghaDii khaDii hai sar par
dil ko_ii do-niim kar gayaa hai

maatam kii fazaa hai shahar-e-dil men
mujh men ko_ii shaKhs mar gayaa hai

bujhane ko hai phir se chashm-e-nargis
phir Khvaab-e-sabaa bikhar gayaa hai

bas ik nigaah kii thii us ne
saaraa cheharaa nikhar gayaa hai

sabz maddham roshani men surKh aaNchal ki dhanak

sabz maddham roshani men surKh aaNchal ki dhanak
sard kamare men machalatii garm saaNson kii mahak

baazuuon ke sakht halqe men ko_i naazuk badan
silvaTen malabuus par aaNchal bhii kuchh Dhalakaa huaa

garmii-e-ruKhsaar se dahaki hu_i ThaanDii havaa
narm zulfon se mulaayam uNgaliyon kii chheD chhaaD

surKh honThon par sharaarat ke kisi lamhen kaa aks
reshami baahon men chuuDi ki kabhi maddham dhanak

sharmagin lahajon men dhire se kabhi chaahat ki baat
do dilon ki dhaDakanon men guuNjati thi ek sadaa

Shikwa - Allama Iqbal's Poem

Kyon Ziaan kaar banun, sood framosh rahoon?
Fikr-e-farda na karum, mahw-e-ghum-e-dosh rahoon,

Naale bulbul ke sunoon, aurhama tan gosh rahoon,
Hamnawa main bhi koi gul hoon ke khamosh rahoon?

Jurrat aamoz miri taab-e-sakhun hai mujhko,
Shikwa Allah se khakam badahan hai mujhko.

Ai Khuda shikwa-e-arbab-e-wafa bhi sun le,
Khu gar-e-hamd se thora sa gila bhi sun le.

Thi tau maujood azal se hi tiri zaat-e-qadim,
Phool tha zeb-e-chaman, par na pareshan thi shamim;

sundar komal sapanon kii baaraat guzar ga_ii jaanaaN

sundar komal sapanon kii baaraat guzar ga_ii jaanaaN
dhuup aaNkhon tak aa pahuNchii hai raat guzar ga_ii jaanaaN

bhor samay tak jis ne hamen baaham ulajhaaye rakhaa
vo albelii resham jaisii baat guzar ga_ii jaanaaN

sadaa kii dekhii raat hamen is baar milii to chup ke se
Khaalii haath pe rakh ke kyaa sauGaat guzar ga_ii jaanaaN

kis konpal kii aas men ab tak vaise hii sar-sabz ho tum
ab to dhuup kaa mausam hai barasaat guzar ga_ii jaanaaN

terii Khushbuu kaa pataa kartii hai

terii Khushbuu kaa pataa kartii hai
mujh pe ehasaan havaa kartii hai

shab kii tanhaa_ii men ab to aksar
guftaguu tujh se rahaa kartii hai

dil ko us raah pe chalanaa hii nahiin
jo mujhe tujh se judaa karatii hai

zindagii merii thii lekin ab to
tere kahane men rahaa kartii hai

us ne dekhaa hii nahiin varnaa ye aaNkh
dil kaa ehavaal kahaa kartii hai

beniyaaz-e-kaaf-e-dariyaa angusht
ret par naam likhaa kartii hai

shaam paDate hii kisii shaKhs kii yaad
kuuchaa-e-jaaN men sadaa kartii hai

vo to Khushbuu hai havaaon men bikhar jaayegaa

vo to Khushbuu hai havaaon men bikhar jaayegaa
masalaa phuul ka hai phuul kidhar jaayegaa

ham to samajhe the ke ek zaKhm hai bhar jaayegaa
kyaa Khabar thii ke rag-e-jaaN men utar jaayegaa

vo havaaon kii tarah Khaanaa_bajaaN phirataa hai
ek jhonkaa hai jo aayegaa guzar jaayegaa

vo jab aayegaa to phir us kii rafaaqat ke liye
mausam-e-gul mere aaNgan men Thahar jaayegaa

aaKhirash vo bhii kahiin ret pe baiThii hogii
teraa ye pyaar bhii dariyaa hai utar jaayegaa